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U.S. secret service wants to kill me, says Edward Snowden

Berlin: Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden claimed on Sunday that US government officials are out to kill him. They ‘want to kill me', he said  in an interview with a German public
India TV News Desk January 27, 2014 11:47 IST
India TV News Desk
Berlin: Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden claimed on Sunday that US government officials are out to kill him.

They ‘want to kill me', he said  in an interview with a German public television netowork ARD.

Snowden told ARD that he felt there are “significant threats” to his life but he said that he nevertheless sleeps well because he believes he did the right thing by informing the public about the NSA's activities.

Snowden is currently hiding from US justice in Russia, where he is believed to be under the protection of the The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB).

The interview was broadcast in Moscow in secret.

Snowden said ‘These people, and they are government officials, have said they would love to put a bullet in my head or poison me when I come out of the supermarket, and then watch as I die in the shower.'